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By Benjamin Johnson,Andrew R Graybill

ISBN-10: 0822346885

ISBN-13: 9780822346883

ISBN-10: 0822346990

ISBN-13: 9780822346999

Despite a shared curiosity in utilizing borders to discover the paradoxes of state-making and nationwide histories, historians of the U.S.-Canada border area and people fascinated by the U.S.-Mexico borderlands have typically labored in isolation from each other. A well timed and significant addition to borderlands heritage, Bridging nationwide Borders in North America initiates a talk among students of the continent’s northern and southern borderlands. The historians during this assortment study borderlands occasions and phenomena from the mid-nineteenth century throughout the mid-twentieth. a few contemplate the U.S.-Canada border, others be aware of the U.S.-Mexico border, and nonetheless others take either areas into account.

The participants have interaction subject matters equivalent to how mixed-race teams dwelling at the peripheries of nationwide societies handled the construction of borders within the 19th century, how scientific inspections and public-health wisdom got here for use to distinguish between our bodies, and the way practices designed to channel farm animals and forestall farm animals smuggling grew to become the version for regulating the move of narcotics and undocumented humans. They discover the ways in which U.S. immigration professionals mediated among the wishes for unimpeded boundary-crossings for day employees, travelers, informal viewers, and businessmen, and the constraints imposed by means of measures reminiscent of the chinese language Exclusion Act of 1882 and the 1924 Immigration Act. Turning to the area of tradition, they research the background of vacationer commute to Mexico from the USA and depictions of the borderlands in early-twentieth-century Hollywood videos. The concluding essay means that historians have obscured non-national kinds of territoriality and neighborhood that preceded the production of nationwide borders and occasionally endured afterwards. This assortment signs new instructions for continental discussion approximately concerns comparable to state-building, nationwide growth, territoriality, and migration.

Contributors: Dominique Brégent-Heald, Catherine Cocks, Andrea Geiger, Miguel Ángel González Quiroga, Andrew R. Graybill, Michel Hogue, Benjamin H. Johnson, S. Deborah Kang, Carolyn Podruchny, Bethel Saler, Jennifer Seltz, Rachel St. John, Lissa Wadewitz

Published in cooperation with the William P. Clements middle for Southwest reviews, Southern Methodist University.

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